Latest Georgia News

The Latest: Matsuyama tees off with big lead at the Masters

Apr. 11, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the first golf major of the year (all times EDT): 2:40 p.m. Hideki Matsuyama has teed off in the final round of the Masters with a three-stroke lead. A five-time winner on the PGA...

Grandson convicted of murdering grandmother with knife, dish

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A 33-year-old Georgia man has been convicted of murdering his grandmother in 2018 after striking her with a Crock-Pot and stabbing her in the chest with a kitchen knife. Jared Randall Carter was convicted Friday in the June 2018 death of 81-year-old...

Biden sees `win' for US in electric vehicle battery deal

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it “a win for American workers and the...

Judge allows parts of islander suit alleging discrimination

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge is letting part of a lawsuit proceed alleging a Georgia county denied services to residents of Sapelo Island in part because they are Black, but with fewer plaintiffs. The Brunswick News reports U.S. District Judge Stan Baker said...

Boater remains missing in Georgia after boat capsizes

Apr. 11, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources continues to search for a person who fell overboard in Savannah after a boat capsized. Local news outlets reported the search was scheduled to resume Sunday after stopping late Saturday night. ...

Farmer: Vidalia onions could be smaller, a bit pricier

Apr. 11, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

VIDALIA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's signature sweet onions may be a little smaller and a little more expensive this year. Vidalia onions are scheduled to begin shipping on April 19, arriving in stores in the following days. Farmer Aries Haygood told...

Kemp names new district attorney in northwest Georgia

Apr. 11, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp has appointed a Cartersville lawyer as district attorney for Bartow and Gordon counties. The Republican governor last week named Samir Patel as chief prosecutor in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit. Patel fills a...

FBI seeks suspects after laser hits aircraft in Georgia

Apr. 11, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

VIDALIA, Ga. (AP) — The FBI is searching for someone who pointed a laser at a military aircraft in March. Investigators are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible. The FBI says that around 9:50 a.m. on...

One of Georgia's last drive-ins had 'best year ever' in 2020

Apr. 11, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

TIGER, Ga. (AP) — Worldwide, annual box office numbers took a 71 percent nose dive in 2020 due to mass theater closures that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the $4.2 billion in reported North American ticket sales, a significant portion of that was due to drive-in screenings and...

Freeman homers, drives in 3 as Braves edge Phillies 5-4

Apr. 10, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run with a grounder in the seventh inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night. The Braves, who opened the season with four consecutive...